Who should have this procedure?
Facial Fat Grafting is effective for filling in deep facial lines, nasolabial folds, and sunken eyes. Fat grafting is also effective for filling lines around the mouth and for filling out thin lips. Fat that has been lost with age can be replaced to create a natural and youthful look. This procedure can also effectively correct conditions such as thin or gaunt face, long face, or asymmetrical face.
What is involved in the procedure?
The surgeon will use your own fat extracted from other areas of the body, so there is less risk of rejection. The fat is injected within the facial structures to improve the shape of cheeks, lips, nose, or jaw line. By using this minimally invasive technique, the patient’s face can be reshaped without the prolonged downtime associated with more invasive techniques.
What is the normal healing time after this procedure?
You may have some swelling and bruising immediately following your fat grafting procedure, but it is easily treated. You may need to keep the treated area immobile for a short period of time and avoid high-impact exercise or activities for approximately 2-3 weeks to allow proper healing.
What results can I expect?
You will be able to see results right after your surgery, but the final results will not be apparent for 3-4 months, until after swelling subsides and your body has metabolized some of the fat cells. Although results of the process are usually permanent, the process may need to be repeated in certain areas due to natural fat loss over a period of years.